Fred Wahl Immigration Consultant
(not an attorney)

About Me

Hi. My name is Fred Wahl – I am the VisaCoach.  I am known for “front loaded immigration petitions” that tell YOUR story  AND the personal one-on-one attention you receive as my client.

My Background

I graduated from MIT, and have an MBA from Harvard Business School.  I do what I love. I help couples find love, romance and start families together.

I know what it feels like to be in love, and separated by thousands of miles from my partner.  I have been through this immigration rodeo, myself, Twice.

I was first engaged during the late 1970’s. Web cams, skype, instant messaging, internet calling were all science fiction.  I had to pay AT&T $4 a minute for my once monthly call to my fiancee in the Philippines, and we exchanged airmail letters written on ultra thin blue paper that took about 2 weeks to arrive.

I applied for a fiance visa for Marilynd. About 6 months later I traveled o the Philippines to spend Christmas with her and her family. I hoped she would get her visa and we could go back together.

They Lost my K1 Visa File !

Imagine my surprise when I visited the US Embassy in Manila to follow up in person on the progress of our case. And found out they had lost it!

That taught me a valuable lesson. The folks at immigration are human too, and to survive going through this process, you must be prepared, well documented, and ready to anticipate and solve problems both reasonable and unreasonable as they pop up.

The consulate did finally find the case. And happily we were together on the same  flight back to the USA.

We married on Valentines Day, at the court house in Dallas, Texas.

Twenty years later, while living in Hong Kong, I met my second (and last) wife, Joyce.

We married and had two kids. When the oldest was 6, we decided it was time to move to the USA, and enroll Michael in Kindergarten, and live in a great city to raise kids, San Diego, California.

I applied for a spouse visa for Joyce and was with her at her consulate interview at the US Consulate on Garden Road in Hong Kong.  Coming in to the interview,  we had 7 years of marriage, 2 children, our names and faces fairly well known in Hong Kong for the business I ran.

The interview STILL was VERY uncomfortable. My wife answered questions, while I held my tongue, angered by what I felt was rude treatment by the consular officer.

I DO understand the immigration process from all sides, from your side and the officers side too. I know what CAN happen, and what should happen. My mission is to make sure what SHOULD happen, DOES happen and my couples get their visas and happily ever afters, fast and easy.

Now that you are diving into the immigration process, you must have a lot of questions.  I have tried to answer most already with the information  presented here at this website..

But just because, my materials are enjoyable to watch, don’t get the wrong idea that immigration is easy.

Its not. There are no “slam dunks” here.  It is all too common for do-it-yourselfers, to make rookie mistakes that derail the process. Instead of attempting this campaign alone, or using a budget “form filler” do what is best for you and your loved one,  Choose me, the VisaCoach to personally prepare your application and guide you, safely and quickly, through this process.

Finally, while you are visiting here at my website,, take a moment and subscribe to my free monthly VisaCoach newsletter.

When you do also get two bonus guides, “5 Things You Must Know Before Applying” and “155 Must Know Consulate Interview Questions”.

And when you are finally ready, to get started, and want to learn more about the process, timing, costs, eligibility and so on,  just click on the link that is at the top of page called “Schedule”

Doing that will show you my appointment calendar, showing when we can meet and talk together about the immigration process and determine if we are a “good fit” to work together.

This was Fred Wahl, The Visa Coach

I know what you are going through and I can help.

I am not an attorney.

Fred Wahl
The Visa Coach
Your Personal Immigration Consultant
(not an attorney)